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Meet friendly Chihuahuas and Chihuahua Parents near you!

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This group is for Chihuahua lovers who want to socialize their Chihuahuas for play, for fun and learn more about keeping them healthy, trained and well cared for. All Chihuahuas are welcome!

We play, we learn, discuss behavioral issues, socialization, training, nutrition and also help with animal rescue efforts. We gladly assist and support doggies in need of rescue and/or adoption.

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We meet twice a month in the summer and at least once a month in the winter. Sometimes more if there are special events we can participate in. Events and meets are held locally. Exceptions are to special volunteer events or other dog-friendly outings in Chicagoland.

Please note that this group is strictly for Chihuahua socialization, learning and doggie assistance efforts -- not for dog sales or breeding purposes--please do not use our site to try to mate or sell your dogs.

This group is for Chihuahuas only, please do not join if your dog is not a Chihuahua or try to pass your dog off as a Chihuahua. You are welcome to contact us so we can help you find a suitable play group for your dog - we're always happy to help.

You must join the group to participate in our events. South Suburban Chihuahua is a non-profit organization.

Upcoming events (2)

SAVE THE DATE - March Meetup, Learn & Play

Don Gorman Rec Center

Let's meet, play and socialize! Don't forget to wear a little green in celebration of St. Patrick's Day! We will be asking a local vet to discuss chihuahua signs of aging and care for senior chihuahuas. A few things for your Chihuahua's health & safety: ~We always have fresh water available ~If you bring a treat, always ask owners before feeding other Chihuahuas -allergies! ~Please skip the meet if your dog is ill, in heat or has had recent surgery ~Please wear a leash until inside the play area ~Please keep an eye on your chihuahuas at all times ~Please clean up after your chihuahua What happens at the meet? Basically, we stand around while the chihuahuas play 'with each other.' We do not force them to socialize, we let them manage this on their own. Most chihuahuas get along very well with each other. Most new chihuahua members are shy the first few meets - this is quite normal. After a while, most venture out on their own and make new friends! Some play, some sniff around, some just hang out and watch everyone else. They are all different. REQUIRED --This is a new indoor venue for our group this year. We had to pay for insurance, a rental fee, and deposit for space. All Chihuahuas are required to 'go' before they come inside to avoid any accidents. We want to make sure we don't get charged for cleanup costs. We hope everyone will honor this request and ensure your chihuahuas have gone outdoors and avoid using the venue as the bathroom. Also, dogs are not allowed at the adjoining park, so if your dog uses the parkway in front of the venue, please be sure to pick up after your dog. We do not want to be told we cannot come back due to our dogs leaving little 'gifts' behind. Thanks for understanding. Please check the site before you leave your house to make sure it hasn't canceled. You are also welcome to call us if you have questions[masked] We're looking forward to playing with you - Woof!

White Sox Dog Day 2019 - For Those Who Received Applications

For those who received their applications - we are selecting Monday April 29th this year. When you receive your application, please submit it as soon as possible ! *** Fun day at a baseball game - check. Brats & cold beer - check. Spending the day at a baseball game with your chihuahua - PRICELESS! The White Sox have said we can send them a group list of those interested in receiving an application. There is no guarantee that any of us will get seats, however, we can all apply and see who makes it in, then work on a meetup at the Sox park. Last year, they had two open dates to accommodate more people. If we do get an application, we will look to select the last date available - please note this when you receive yours. Usually September. They allow one dog per household/family. All dogs must be current on vaccines and must be leashed at all times. If you have never been to Sox park with your dog -- you will love it! They have treats, cool misters and a doggie wee area. They have several vendors/sponsors, little giveaways for the dogs, etc. They also do a little doggie parade around the field - but this is done by lottery draw only. If you are interested in attending and would like an application sent to your house (remember, an application is not a guaranteed seat) please reply directly to us at (do not post it here) with the following information which we will send to the White Sox (please do not post your info on the site, just email us): Your First & Last Name Your Full Address The application will be sent to your home, please make sure to complete it as soon as possible and follow the instructions for return. The cost is whatever the current ticket prices /with dog tickets are. Remember -- your reply to us is not a commitment to attend, just your interest in receiving the application

Past events (204)

Piranha's 12th Birthday - Play Date & Cake!

Don Gorman Rec Center

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